Ravil Kassilgov



  • — Tax, customs and corporate disputes
  • — Protection of pharmaceutical companies against unfair competition
  • — International arbitration

Total experience

17 years


Kazakh / Russian / English

About partner

Since 2015 Ravil has been supporting international and local clients through Kassilgov & Partners, a law firm which he has founded. Earlier, he had worked at Kazakhstan’s first law firm, ZANGER, for 9 years. Throughout his career, Ravil works closely with various international law firms.

Ravil acted as a Kazakh contract law expert before the International Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce, London, in a dispute concerning compensation of losses which resulted from damage to drilling equipment.


Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, Bachelor of Law (with honors), 2007

Adilet Academy of Law (Caspian Public University), Master of Law (with honors), 2009

University of Nottingham, England, LLM in International Commercial Law (with honors), 2010

Professional associations

Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar)

Rights of Audience at the AIFC Court

Legal Adviser
AIFC Legal Services Board

Projects experience All employee

Represented an oil producing joint venture in a tax and environmental dispute worth approx. US$ 70 million

Represented taxpayers in tax disputes over challenging of transactions worth more than KZT 10 billion

Represented a number of international biopharmaceutical companies in disputes over protection of undisclosed information

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